Highlanders’ Hoeata given off-field yellow card

Highlanders flanker Jarrad Hoeata has been issued with an an off-field yellow card for a dangerous tackle on Crusaders hooker Corey Flynn.

Hoeata contravened Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous Tacking when he made contact with Crusaders #2 Corey Flynn at a breakdown.

The incident occurred in the 20th minute of the match between the Crusaders and Highlanders at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday 20th April 2013.

An Off-Field Yellow Card may be issued by the SANZAR Citing Commissioner for foul play incidents that are very close to, but in his opinion do not meet the Red Card threshold for Citings.

In this case the incident was not acted on by the referee for the match.

On further review of the match footage the Citing Commissioner deemed an Off-Field Yellow Card was appropriate.


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